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It really is hard to believe that we’re already nearing Halloween. It seems like it was JUST lazy summer days by the pool and long family vacations. Alas, school is back in session for most and fall is coming at us quick! If your kids are anything like ours, they’re already talking about their Halloween costumes for this year!
This has been a great year for new costume ideas as well as reinvented classics. There have been so many great new movies and tv shows to release this year with the best characters for costume ideas! Read on for our ultimate guide to 2018’s hottest Halloween costumes for the entire family! Hurry, faster! These ones are sure to sell out!
Hottest Halloween Costumes for KIDS
Ant-Man & The Wasp
One of so many amazing Superhero stories to release in theaters this year, kids love any chance they get to dress up like the heroes they love! Whether your child loves Ant-Man or The Wasp, you can find the costume they will love this year!
Such an obvious classic, all kids love Mario! This classic Halloween costume is not only nostalgic for parents but still a hot trend for kids of all ages! The mustache is just too cute to pass it up!
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Maybe Mario was the star of the game, but Luigi was his right-hand man and we all know how important that is! We love the Mario and Luigi costumes together for siblings, friends, or even mom and dad!
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Sure, there might be plenty of newer and more “modern” princesses in the world these days but can anyone ever really surpass Princess Peach? This Halloween costume is a hit, year after year!
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Basically the best part of the Super Mario Brothers franchise… Yoshi! This costume is completely perfect for that dino loving kid.
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With the announcement of Wonder Woman 1984 coming next year, the excitement over this powerful female figure is on the rise again! There is so much to be said about empowering the young girls in our lives and there’s no better way to let them shine than with this costume!
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This adorable Disney Junior character is great any time of the year but picks up some serious traction around Halloween! Get the costume for your little ones this year and they can re-purpose it for dress-up time!
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Shopkins – Jessicake
Shoppie dolls are such a hit with girls these days and thankfully, now they can dress just like their favorites! We are in love with this beautiful Jessicake costume but the Strawberry Kiss and Peppa-Mint costumes are pretty dang adorable too!
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Nella the Princess Knight
Nella is the newest Nick Jr. princess and she is such a brave and heart-warming character! We love this adorable cartoon so it’s no surprise that this target exclusive Nella the Princess Knight Halloween costume is all the rage this year!
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Alright parents, it’s probably no surprise that Minecraft is still a huge trend for our kiddos. This Steve costume is not only hilarious, it’s so similar to what the actual game looks like! Kids are going nuts for this Halloween costume already!
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Minecraft – The Creeper
While all of the Minecraft Halloween costumes are pretty great, you’ve got to love this Creeper costume. This is the Minecraft character we all know and recognize.
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Minecraft – Armor
No Minecraft game is complete without the Armor! For your Minecraft lovers that hate the idea of a Halloween costume that covers their face, this is the perfect compromise!
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Jurassic World – Velociraptor
With the newest Jurassic Park movie, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, releasing this year, this Velociraptor costume is a huge hit with kids!
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Jurassic World – T-Rex
If the T Rex is more your little one’s style, you can find that too!
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If you’ve got daughters in the family, there’s a good chance you know exactly who JoJo Siwa is (giant hairbows anyone?). She starred in Dance Moms and has become an enormously popular YouTube sensation.
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With all of his recent appearances in movies, it’s no surprise that John Cena is a huge hit with the kids. Not only is he a well known WWE star, he happens to be an incredible role model for young kids. This is a great Halloween costume for your Cena loving kids!
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The Parr Family – The Incredibles 2
If you haven’t seen the Incredibles 2 yet, you’ve likely at least heard all the rage created by this second installment in the Incredibles franchise! This movie centers on the Parrs, a superhero family consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Violet, Dash, and baby Jack Jack!
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Solo: A Star Wars Story brought the attention back to these characters and introduced a whole new generation of kids to the Star Wars franchise. This being said, expect Han Solo to be one of the top costume picks for 2018.
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Fortnite – Skull Trooper
It’s almost impossible not to know what Fortnite is these days. It’s not only a hugely popular game among kids, tons of parents are getting involved in the action too! These Halloween costumes are going to fly off the shelves this year!
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Fortnite – Black Knight
Luckily, you can also get the Black Knight costume this Halloween for all of those Fortnite fans in the family!
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Fancy Nancy Clancy started as an adorable character in a popular children’s book series. Recently, it was turned into a Disney Junior show and has grown in popularity this year!
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Descendants 2 – Uma
As with all Disney Channel Original movies, Descendants 1 was a massive hit and therefore, spawned a sequel in Descendants 2. Now, since Descendants 3 has been announced to be in the works, kids are more excited than ever for these character Halloween costumes!
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Last, but certainly not least in this Descendants grouping, there is Evie! She just might be our personal favorite!
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Hottest Halloween Costumes for BABIES
Wonder Woman isn’t only for the big girls in the family! Our tiniest little girls can represent this strong and beautiful heroine too!
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As if little babies aren’t cute enough already, this plush dinosaur will be a cuddle magnet!
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Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
This is one of the cutest infant costumes I have ever seen. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is a much beloved Ghostbusters character.
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The Unicorn trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This costume is so warm and cozy for those cold Halloween nights!
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This costume is already a HUGE hit with parents everywhere! It’s unique which makes it a huge draw!
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Baby Jack Jack
Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the new Incredibles 2 movies, baby Jack Jack is an adorable Halloween costume for the youngest in your crew!
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We love these Darth Vader costumes for toddlers and not surprisingly, so does everyone else! These are already flying out of stock since the newest Star Wars installment has come out!
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If you don’t find this tiny garden gnome Halloween costume absolutely irresistible, you are in the minority! This one is too cute and we love it for those adorable infants in the family!
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Dracula is such a classic Halloween costume that never goes out of style! This baby-sized version of the look is only made more precious if you have a daughter who wants to be Vampirina with a baby brother Dracula!
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Keep the Superhero theme strong with the entire family with this adorable batman baby costume! Got twins? Batman and Robin are an adorable Halloween idea!
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Hottest Halloween Costumes for ADULTS
Hocus Pocus is obviously a cult classic film that never seems to die! Luckily, Spirit Halloween has launched a full Hocus Pocus line so that us nostalgic adults can live out our favorite classic Halloween tradition!
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You can even get the guys involved with the Billy Butcherson costume! Shop at spirithalloween.com
No surprise here, Deadpool is an enormously popular costume again this year!
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Slappy the Dummy (Goosebumps)
Goosebumps was a crazy popular book series (and tv series) when many of us were young. Now, with the new movies they have made, this franchise is gaining popularity all over again!
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Angelica – Rugrats
Nostalgia anyone? These rugrats Halloween costumes are perfect for the parents in the crowd!
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The trouble-making Tommy Pickles lives on in this fantastic adult Halloween costume!
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With all of these trendy Halloween costumes coming out, you’re guaranteed to have the best dressed family this year! Make use of this guide by grabbing the trendiest and most sought after looks for this fun family holiday!
Do you know what your kids want to be this year? Is it something that isn’t included in our list? Share it below in the comments!
As a busy mom, Raz knows firsthand the challenges of balancing parenting and household management. Raz is constantly searching for ways to simplify her life and loves sharing her experiences and tips with others. Whether it's finding creative meal solutions for picky eaters or discovering the latest time-saving home organization hack, she is always on the lookout for ways to make life easier for her family and herself.